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We lived in our historic fixer-upper for 12 long years before we had the budget to finally tackle the worn and dated kitchen. After more than a decade of dreaming about what I wanted to do with this all-important room, I couldn’t wait to get started picking out cabinets and countertops and paint. From the [...]


Easter always brings back a wealth of wonderful childhood memories for me. One of my favorites is the amazing egg tree in the home of my friend Gracie. Every Easter, Gracie’s mother would hand-blow Easter eggs, decorate them beautifully and hang them from the twigs of a tree she made from a fallen branch. Then [...]

When it comes to creating beautiful dining table displays for spring and summer, I’m craving simplicity this year. I want my dining table at home and those at Nell Hill’s to reflect an understated elegance, uncluttered and clean but still fetching. Want to give your table place settings and centerpiece a fresh look for spring? [...]

Through the years, I’ve shown little restraint when it comes to dressing up my front door. I’ve embellished it with  mirrors, oil paintings, plates and platters, wreaths, lanterns, wall clocks and baskets of flowers, to name a few. For spring this year, I’m going for a simple, eye-catching look that only takes minutes to hang. [...]